Manuel Kohnen  

Patent attorney trainee  

Manuel Kohnen is currently a patent attorney trainee at MERH-IP and is aiming for a qualification as German patent attorney as well as for the admittance as representative before the European Patent Office.

Manuel studied computer science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and graduated in 2020 with a Master's degree. As part of his master’s thesis, he conducted research on the automatic extraction of component hierarchies from continuous texts, primarily from project specifications.

During his studies, Manuel gained initial experience as a software developer in a start-up company for energy management systems.

After completing his studies, he worked as a full-stack software engineer for REWE Digital GmbH and was responsible for the design and development of microservice software components for customer and order data management.

Since January 2024, Manuel has been working as a patent attorney trainee at MERH-IP. His area of responsibility includes drafting German and European patent applications and assisting within granting procedures. In particular, he thereby utilizes his knowledge in the fields of data management and data transmission.